Origin of Hellenic
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Examples from the Web for hellenic
And will not the city, which you are founding, be an Hellenic city?
Again, as to the devastation of Hellenic territory or the burning of houses, what is to be the practice?
Phidias it is not, but the work of man in that early Hellenic world that I would know.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Important for the conception of Hellenic democracy (cf. 17).
Is it simply and solely Oriental, or general, and Hellenic also?
- a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Greek in its various ancient and modern dialects
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Word Origin and History for hellenic
"pertaining to Greece," 1640s, from Greek Hellenikos, from Hellen "a Greek," of unknown origin. Earliest surviving use is by Homer in reference to a Thessalian tribe.
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